LEXIE SØRENSEN, Editor  PHONE: 425-455-9225

E mail:  flsorensen@msn.com


9725 NE 26th Street                    

CLYDE HILL, WA 98004                                                                                                                                 



Danish Brotherhood Lodge 29 and Danish Sisterhood Evergreen Lodge 40 meet every first Wednesday, except

July and August, at the NWDF Danish Cultural Center, Meridian Office Bldg., 1833 N 105 St. #205, Seattle WA at 7:30pm.


      President:   THOMAS BUUS                     20143 130TH Ave NE       Woodinville, WA   98072        PH:  425-489-1906

      Secretary:   FRANK POULSEN                  13616 116th Ave NE         Kirkland, WA            98034   PH:  425-820-6056

      Treasurer:    LEXIE SØRENSEN                 9725 NE 26th Street.        Clyde Hill, WA          98004   PH:  425-455-9225


      President:   LISA SVITAVSKY                   29504 NE 52nd st           Carnation, wa          98014   ph:  425-880-4020

      Secretary:   ANNE BLACKBURN               15823 5th PL S                Burien, WA               98148   PH:  206-248-2530      Treasurer:    KAREN FAVERO          22805 Lakeview Dr #B204         Mt Lk Terr, WA         98043   PH:  425-672-7190




Happy Birthday To DB 29 & DS 40 Lodge Members

April: Havannah Al-Khedairy; Tove Borg; Lars Clausen; Gayle Emmick; Katrina E. Harley; James D. Jensen; Gurli Irene Jensen; Linda Jensen; Edith Kilgren; Erik Laursen; Madeline Morgan; Dana S Nielsen; Cynthia S Nielsen; Kristoffer J Nielsen; Bente Pedersen; Inge Rasmussen; Peter Rossen; Doris H. Woodley

May: Erik Bodholt; Thomas Buus; Egon Calundann; Harold Hansen; Anita Henriksen; Mel Hollister; Anne K. Hollister; Garret N. Hollister; Hans B. Jensen; Sharon M. Kinder; Norma Jean Layer; Michael O. Nielsen; Erik S Nielsen; Kenneth Olsen; Birthe Ostergaard; Nadine Paulsen; Nan Stavnshoj; Jan Syberg



2009 NW DISTRICT CONVENTION RAFFLE: Purchase tickets by mail for $2 each before the convention from Lexie, send checks payable to DB Lodge 29, 9725 NE 26th St., Clyde Hill, WA 98004. We will fill in your name and if you are not attending the convention, stubs will be mailed back to you. 

NEW FLAG AT BERGEN PLACE: On Saturday, 3/28/09, thirteen members of DB29 participated in the
lowering of a tattered Danish flag at Bergan Place in Ballard.  Unfortunately, it was a bit chilly and drizzling while the new flag was hoisted.  "Der er et Yndigt Land" was sung and a small toast was made by the group before heading across the street to a coffee shop to chat and warm up and enjoy the view of their new flag waving in the breeze.  We are tentatively planning on making this an annual event and considering June 5, 2010 for the next changing of the flag.

CONVENTION FRIDAY NIGHT THEME This year's Friday night PNW Convention theme is "The 50's". Join us for a fun-filled evening of 50's music and nostalgia.  We encourage you all to attend in your favorite 50's dress so dig through those closets, visit the second-hand shops or whatever it is you need to do, but do wear 50's attire if at all possible.  Remember to polish your dancing shoes, we plan for an enjoyable night at our Danish Sock-Hop.  Hope to see you all there.  Saturday we will celebrate the NW District Convention’s Diamond Anniversary


DB LODGE 29 APRIL 1 2009 MINUTES:  President Thomas Buus opened the meeting @ 7.30 PM with 27 members and guest present and pledged the allegiance to the flag.  All officers were present except past president Dean Larsen and conductor Chuck Larsen. Tove Lise Sorensen sat in for Chuck. Three guests were introduced: Mark Draper, Amelia Jacobsen and Craig Emmick.

Minutes from previous meeting were accepted as printed in the newsletter, no correspondence except an April fool's joke that caught most members by surprise, come to the next meeting to hear it. (Editor: it sure had some members worried—thanks for the terrific joke on us, Frank)

Convention: President Buus informed us about the convention details and asked for more participation from our local members to attend convention meetings and dinners, and raffle ticket were presented to our members to sell as a fundraiser.

Treasurer report: it was motioned and seconded to accept it as presented by Lexie

Committee reports:  Leif reported on lodge #29 soccer team, they had to forfeit the last 2 games of the season due to too many injuries to the team's player, Lodge #29 wishes a speedy recovery to the injured players and wishes better luck next season.  Golf is on for July 11, and more details on that below.  Picnic: set for August 16, Lodge 29 is in charge this year and planning will start soon, Frank Poulsen will chair this event, and Gert Jacobsen, Dana Nielsen, Gayle and Craig Emmick and Annelise Kromann will work on the committee, including members from the Danish sisterhood, Danish club, the Danes soccer club.

Old business;  The board recommend that we donate $250 and ask for matching funds from WOW for a total of $500 to be donated to the Nordic Heritage Museum. It was motioned, seconded and passed

New business; During the Meeting Craig Emmick filled out a membership application and it was presented and he was initiated.  A brief intermission was taken and all greeted our new member, Welcome Craig

Good and welfare;  Linda Jensen won the small pot, and if Steve Ballard, Kenneth Olsen, Susanne Clevenger, Hans B Jensen or Max Stavnshoj had been present, they could have won the $100, now the pot goes to $200 for the May meeting.  Meeting  adjourned 8.17 PM                                                                    -submitted by Secretary Frank Poulsen

Check out the new changes Gert Wolff has made to the SEATTLE DB LODGE 29 WEBSITE: at www.dblodge29.org  . Many thanks to to Gert Wolff for keeping our site up to date. He will post photos from Seattle Lodges and Danes Soccer Club events, please send your comments and photos to Lexie at: flsorensen@msn.com and I will forward to Gert.   The newsletter can be downloaded in PDF or Word format. You can read, save, or print it as you wish. Past issues are available in the Archives. Members will not need to use valuable memory space on their own hard disk to download & save their own copies. You will be sent an email telling you when the latest newsletter is available at our website address. www.dblodge29.org

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Seattle’s MAY 1, 2009 Convention Committee is fishing for donations of items to help “feed” the deep depths of the fish pond. We are also seeking nice items for raffles and door prizes.  If you have suitable items or $ for fish food contact: Dina 206.304.3775 or Lexie 425-455-9225 flsorensen@msn.com




SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40 The April 1, 2009 meeting was called to order by Dina Rohm, V.P., filling in for President Lisa Svitavsky at 7:32PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.  All other officers were present except Past President Marete Eadie, who was also excused.  (Melanie Berg stood in).  We had our charter draped in memory of Doris “Daisy” Nielsen who passed away last month at the age of 89.  She was living in Oregon. Minutes of our last meeting were approved after corrections.  Correspondence included more information on upcoming convention and raffle tickets, a bargain at $2.00 per ticket for some great prizes.  You don’t need to be present to win, so contact Lexie Sorensen or myself to support the organizations.  Kay Wight had information about a free luncheon in honor of those supporting the Orion Youth Center.  It is held at Westin Hotel on April 29th, 11 AM – 12 PM.  Please contact Kay if you can come.  Karen Favero might be able to attend and represent the sisterhood.  A bill from Nielsen’s bakery was approved for payment of the Past President’s cake.  The financial report was read by Karen Favero and the Trustee’s report was given by Anne Hollister.  Cards were sent around to sign for a get well wish to Betty McKinney, our Past District President from Salem, OR and Sisterhood National Treasurer.  We wish you a speedy recovery, Betty.  Also, a card going out to Inga Rasmussen at Ida Culver residence, she will be 95!  Happy Birthday!   Unfinished business:   A resolution was proposed and passed for Greta, lead delegate to bring up at convention: “That non-delegates get a packet of information, just as delegates receive, so that members in attendance may follow along with business being discussed.”

2009 District Convention committee – Thank you to those who brought items to fill the wine basket.  Vivi Hammond will be in charge of decorating our tables.  Contact Tove-Lise Sorensen 425.576.148l (or email jmistyptove@comcast.net) to sign up for golfing on Friday or Cougar Mountain Zoo Saturday afternoon.  Anne B., Anne H., Irene, Greta and Melanie Berg volunteered to bring store-bought goodies for coffee break during meeting on Saturday (Estimated 100+ brothers and sisters /five bringing desserts.)  Registration table open Friday at 11 AM, Greta volunteered to help.  Meeting is 2:00 to 3:30 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 12:00 PM.

New Business:  Doug Warne proposed a trade for free advertising for his Scandinavian radio hour in exchange for a raffle of one hour as DJ with him.  It would provide us with the opportunity to talk about our organization on public radio.  If this sounds like fun to you, contact Dina Rohm.  Birgit announced that she is working at Pacific Medical Center, where research is being done on osteoporosis, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.  If you know anyone who would like to participate in studies let her know.  There being no further business, meeting adjourned at 8:28 PM to take a group picture of lodge members present and enjoy delicious Marcipan cake.

--Respectfully submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40 Secretary



Convention Schedule

Friday, May 1, 2009

7:30am                     Golf at Twin Rivers Course (Info: Tove Lise Sorensen 576-1481 jmistyptove@comcast.net )

11am-2:00 pm                          Registration Desk Open

2:00pm - 2:15pm     JOINT OPENING of Danish Sisterhood and Danish Brotherhood

2:15pm - 3:30pm     Separate Danish Sisterhood & Brotherhood Business Meetings

3:30pm - 5:30pm     Hospitality Room with "FISHING POND"

6:00pm - 6:30pm     No Host Social Hour

6:30pm - 8:30pm     Dinner (remember to celebrate for the 50’s with proper attire)

8:30pm-11:30pm     Dancing to  “Pickled Herring Band”

Saturday, May 2, 2009

7:30am - 9:00am     Danish Sisterhood & Brotherhood Past Presidents No Host Breakfast

9:00am - Noon         Separate Danish Sisterhood & Brotherhood Business Meetings

12:00 Noon               Lunch on Your Own

1:30pm                                       Meet in Lobby for Carpools to Cougar Mt. Zoo

3:30pm - 5:00pm     Hospitality Room with "FISHING POND"

6:00pm - 6:30pm     JOINT INSTALLATION

6:00pm - 7:00pm     No Host Social Hour

6:30pm - 8:30pm     Banquet celebrating “60th” Diamond Anniversary of NW District Convention

8:30pm-11:30pm     Dancing to “Pickled Herring Band”




Don’t Be Left Out--Still Room For A Few Golfers And Zoo Visitors

 Bring your friends and come to the NW District Convention May 1-3, visit with old and meet new friends from the various NW Danish Lodges.  Fun for the whole family                      

Participate in these optional activities:

Golf ($40) Friday morning before the meetings start.

Saturday afternoon visit with the tigers and other furry and feathered inhabitants at the Cougar Mt. Zoo $20 or under age 12 $15.

This Royal white Bengal, Almos, was 4 months of age when Tove Lise played with him in Sept. 2007. He has grown from 40 pounds then to over 300 pounds now and will celebrate his second birthday in May.  Contact Lexie 425-455-9225 or flsorensen@msn.com




Plan to attend the 2009 Danish Cultural Conference                                      June 26-28, 2009

Stimulating presentations and lectures, lively discussions, good fellowship –

Speakers from, Scan|Design by Inger & Jens Bruun Foundation, Maersk,

University of Washington, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation

The Danish Embassy and more

Three days and two nights at the Menucha Conference Center

in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge -- near Corbett, OR (21 miles east of Portland)

Need more information and conference brochure?

                                    Please contact Erik D. Laursen at EDL6@ix.netcom.com or 206.816.4579




All activities are at the Danish Center (DCC), 1833 N 105 St., Seattle -- unless otherwise noted.

j0212043[1]© = NWDF  = NW DANISH FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES  Info & Reservations: PH: 206-523-DANE

Onsdagsklubben Events--Please RSVP one week in advance

—Anne Hollister 206-364-6474 Melannehol@aol.com

NWDF Website: www.northwestdanishfoundation.org

·· NHM  =NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM : Hours: Tue-Sat 10am---4pm & Sunday Noon-4pm.

       3014 NW 67 St., Seattle, WA 98117 Info & Reservations PH: 206-789-5707 www.nordicmuseum.org/


VISIT DB LODGE 29 Website:   www.dblodge29.org                       www.wowala-volunteers.org
             SCANDINAVIAN HOUR: Host Doug Warne 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday.on KKNW  1150AM   


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